*Charters for all Scout units run one year at a time. Current charters expire on December 31. After that, units are 'separated' from Scouting- the unit is "dropped" from BSA Membership, as are all its members.
***NEW THIS YEAR*** All charters will expire on December 31 WITH NO 60 day grace period to fix any remaining problems and reinstate the unit in Scouting. This is a major difference from prior years.
When a unit is separated from Scouting, it ceases to exist and CANNOT legally operate in any capacity. - including any activities or advancement. An expired unit has no status with BSA, and no insurance from BSA to cover any of its members or the Charter Organization from accidents or liabilities. Youth and adults are unregistered, cannot attain award or recognition. Advancements or achievements of any kind for the boys - including Eagle Rank- cannot take place, and tenure in rank and for leadership for boys is stopped.
New Website Basics - Hawkeye Area Council
Welcome to the Hawkeye Area Council
The Hawkeye Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, proudly serves the youth in Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn & Washington Counties. The Council provides programs to over 7,000 youth each year. As one of the area's largest youth programs, the BSA provides a program that builds character, teaches valuable life skills, and allows youth to have fun while learning.